2020 Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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United States v. Maynard  
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1304

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Riordan Maynard, the former chief executive officer of two related companies, was convicted by a jury of twenty-six criminal counts arising out of his gross mismanagement of those companies. The district court...

Griego v. State Farm
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2131
Strader v. State of Kansas
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3137
Jones v. United States Marshals Service
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3197
Defenders of Wildlife v. U.S. Dept. of Interior  
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8061

Justia Opinion Summary: At the heart of this case was governmental jurisdiction over one percent of state- and privately owned land within the Grand Teton National Park’s exterior boundaries - collectively called “inholdings.” In consolidated a...

Hernandez v. Fitzgerald
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2102
United States v. Sanchez  
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2092

Justia Opinion Summary: Late one night, Fabian Sanchez was approached by two police officers who suspected him or attempting to break into a vehicle sitting the back area of a hotel parking lot. He was wearing a trench coat with a loaded gun in...

Fenn v. City of Truth or Consequences  
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2201

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Truth or Consequences converted a community center for senior citizens into a visitor center operated by Spaceport America. A local resident, Ron Fenn, unhappy with this change, publicly protested his opposit...

United States v. Golightley
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3135
Crowson v. Washington County State, Utah  
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4118

Justia Opinion Summary: Martin Crowson was an inmate at the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility (the “Jail”) when he began suffering from symptoms of toxic metabolic encephalopathy. Nurse Michael Johnson and Dr. Judd LaRowe, two o...

Hooks v. Atoki  
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6093

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Antonio Hooks alleged Officers Chris Harding and James Irby of the Bethany, Oklahoma, Police Department, used excessive force against him in the course of an arrest, and, separately, that Officer Kayo...

United States v. Durete
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1085
United States v. Twitty
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1289
Mendoza Mendoza v. Barr
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-9505
United States v. Gomez-Castro
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4090
Sylvia v. Trevino
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3065
Fulgham v. Crow
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5008
Baca v. Department of Army
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9536
Medina-Moreno v. Barr
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9593
United States v. Phillips
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3196
United States v. Ramos-Burciaga
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2174
Schmitz v. Colorado State Patrol
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1045
Mannan v. State of Colorado
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1077
Mercado v. Williams
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1108
United States v. Allen  
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1380

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Robert Allen appealed his conviction for depredation of government property. arguing his conviction violated both the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause and separation of powers principles. Allen al...

United States v. Romero
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4117
United States v. Powell
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8083
United States v. Solon
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8024
Elizabeth B. v. El Paso County School District
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1299
United States v. Solis
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3018
Cato v. Hargrove
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5061
United States v. Barnes
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5081
United States v. Nealy
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6116
United States v. Castillo-Quintana
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3147
Bird v. Lampert
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8009
Addo v. Barr  
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9560

Justia Opinion Summary: Ghanian native and citizen, petitioner Joachim Addo appealed when his application for asylum was denied by an immigration judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Petitioner was the son of the chief of the Challa trib...

United States v. Alfred  
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1243

Justia Opinion Summary: Melvin Roshard Alfred was convicted by jury of coercion and enticement (Count 1) and facilitating prostitution (Count 2). Using a social media website, “Tagged,” Alfred attempted to convince a person he believed to be a...

United States v. Ybarra Cruz  
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2132

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2018, Francisco Ybarra Cruz, a former confidential informant in federal drug investigations, was stopped for a New Mexico traffic violation. After obtaining consent to search, the officer found more than ten pou...

Wilson v. Reid
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5015
United States v. Robertson
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6014
Markham v. Rios
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6094
Alfaro-Huitron v. WKI Outsourcing Solutions  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2091

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs–Appellants were United States citizens or lawful permanent residents who worked as farm laborers. Defendants–Appellees Cervantes Agribusiness and Cervantes Enterprises, Inc. (collectively, Cervantes) were agri...

United States v. Muniz
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4080
United States v. Hendrickson
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5060
May v. United States
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1478
Stone v. Jefferson County Detention
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1311
United States v. Mendez
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2142
Crowder v. Martin
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6053
United States v. Fifield
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1440
United States v. Pedro
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6175
United States v. Clark
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7046
United States v. Triplett
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1113
Pittman v. Holcomb
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1139
United States v. Draper
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3130
Clancy v. Miller
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3036
Harmon v. City of Norman, Oklahoma  
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6187

Justia Opinion Summary: In this 42 U.S.C. 1983 action, Plaintiffs, three individuals who protested against abortion, challenged Norman, Oklahoma’s disturbing-the-peace ordinance, on its face and as the City has applied it to them. The specific...

United States v. Tignor
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1158
United States v. Delano  
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5103

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Johnny Delano was convicted in 1993 of armed bank robbery, sentenced to 262 months in prison, and ordered to pay $11,558 in restitution. The restitution was ordered pursuant to the Victim and Witness...

Igiebor v. Barr  
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9579

Justia Opinion Summary: Eseos Igiebor, a citizen and native of Nigeria, entered the United States as a visitor in 1998. He became a lawful permanent resident (“LPR”) in 2004. In 2014, he pleaded guilty to: (1) aggravated identity theft; and (2)...

United States v. Kirtman
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5026
Bextel v. Bryner
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8080
Harris v. Mahr
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1002
United States v. Sears
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3129
Cruz v. Barr
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-9516
Holcomb v. Whitten
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5033
United States v. Ross
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7008
United States v. Gonzales
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1309
United States v. Mendoza-Alarcon
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2069
Kawahara v. Guaranty Bank and Trust
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1341
Tatonka Capital Corp. v. Connelly
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1450
United States v. Gomez-Arzate  
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2119

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellants Guillermo Martinez-Torres and Jesus Gomez-Arzate entered conditional pleas of guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, reserving a right to appeal the district court...

United States v. Carter
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3193
Shophar v. United States
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3281
United States v. Walker
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1037
United States v. Pinson
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6050
United States v. Miles
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6150
United States v. Tignor  
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1158

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Scott Tignor pled guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. At the time he pled guilty, Tenth Circuit case law held a person would incur guilt by knowingly possessing a firearm after obtaining a felo...

Bond v. City of Tahlequah  
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7056

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, Officers Brandon Vick and Josh Girdner shot and killed Dominic Rollice. The administrator of Dominic’s estate brought a section 1983 claim against Officers Vick and Girdner, alleging they used excessive force ag...

Loggins v. Pilshaw
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3007
Webb v. The Billy Madison Show
Date: November 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5052
United States v. Romero-Lopez  
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1268

Justia Opinion Summary: Deivy Romero-Lopez was convicted of illegally reentering the United States after being removed. The crime of illegal reentry begins when a noncitizen returns after removal and continues until he or she is “found” in the...

Routt v. Howry
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6187
Moreno Sanchez v. Barr
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9611
Padilla v. Mnuchin
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1177
Jones v. Romero
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1291
Schreiber v. Cuccinelli  
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3215

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Tenth Circuit's review centered on whether a father's adopted child could qualify as his "legitimate" child for the purposes of section 1010(b)(1)(C) of the Immigration and Nationali...

United States v. Silva  
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1298

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Donovan Silva contended the district court erred in arriving at his sentence for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon under the Sentencing Guidelines by concluding a prior assault conviction was...

Johnson v. Schmidt
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3168
Schoppe v. State of Utah
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4111
United States v. Bagby
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5036
Rivera v. Exeter Finance Corp.
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1031
Pope v. Lunday
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6003
Aguilera v. City of Colorado Springs
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1398
White v. Lumpkin
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7040
United States v. Clark  
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7046

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jessica Clark pleaded guilty to one count of child neglect in Indian Country. At sentencing, the district court concluded there were no sufficiently analogous Guidelines provision that applied to Clark's convic...

Miller v. United States
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3286
United States v. McElrathbey
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1190
Bledsoe v. Schlachtenhaufen
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6093
Dale v. Equine Sports Medicine
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2191
Smith v. Lengerich
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1129
United States v. Viquesney
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3145
United States v. Jaracuaro-Perez
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1046
Ballard v. Martin
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5088
Seals v. Smith
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6110
United States v. Henderson
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6152
United States v. Henry  
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1125

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Floyd Henry, Jr. was convicted in the District of Minnesota, and after serving a term of imprisonment, absconded from the conditions of his supervised release. Henry's case was transferred to Colorado...

United States v. Benitez-Lopez
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1439
Jim v. Shiprock Associated Schools
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2100
United States v. Sanchez  
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6034

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from an eighteen-month investigation into a conspiracy to distribute large volumes of methamphetamine in Oklahoma City. The investigation culminated in a 125-count indictment charging ten individuals, inc...

CEW Properties v. U.S. Department of Justice  
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6114

Justia Opinion Summary: CEW Properties, Inc. was a firearms dealer licensed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”). In 2017, the ATF conducted a compliance inspection of CEW. Inspectors...

Ortega-Lopez v. Barr
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9591
United States v. Carrasco-Rico
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1053
Dembry v. Hudson
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3123
Pearson v. Geico Casualty
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1303
Gamel-Medler v. Almaguer
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6129
United States v. Oldman
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8023
United States v. Rhodes
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6012
United States v. Dutch  
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2196

Justia Opinion Summary: Marc Dutch pleaded guilty in 2016 to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. In its presentence report, probation recommended that Dutch could be subject to a sentencing enhancement under the Armed Caree...

Saghian v. Shemuelian
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6181
Asif v. Barr
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9610
Sonrisa Holding v. Circle K Stores
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1333
O'Banion v. Matevousian
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1471
Armendariz v. Moya
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2206
Burgess v. Johnson
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5098
United States v. Mobley
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3212
Elite Oil Field Enterprises v. Reed  
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1406

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Garrett Reed, Reilly Reed, Element Services, LLC, Jhenna Reed, Reedesign Concepts, and Robert Kubistek appealed a district court order remanding this case from federal district court to Colorado state court du...

Centennial Bankshares v. State of Utah
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4092
Trujillo v. Santistevan
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2074
Baker v. USD 229 Blue Valley  
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3054

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Terri Baker appealed the dismissal of this putative class action for lack of standing. She sued on behalf of herself and her son, S.F.B., to challenge Kansas laws and school district policies that: (1...

United States v. Johnson
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6020
Mitchell v. Bank of New York Mellon
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4098
Burton v. Vectrus Systems
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1068
United States v. Lawless  
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1173

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, defendant-appellant David Lawless detonated or attempted to detonate five homemade bombs in three separate public places. He subsequently pled guilty to one count of using a destructive device to commit a crime...

McGowan v. Huddleston
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1457
Eldridge v. Bear
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7047
Reyes-Luevanos v. Barr
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9545
Phillips v. Austin Police Department
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5025
Exby-Stolley v. Board of County Commissioners
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 16-1412
United States v. Cuthbertson
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1223
United States v. Denezpi  
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1213

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Merle Denezpi, a Navajo tribal member, was arrested by Ute Mountain Ute tribal authorities and charged with violating the Tribe’s assault and battery laws, as well as two provisions of the Code of Fed...

Carbajal v. Lucio
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1301
Rowell v. Muskogee County Board  
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7062

Justia Opinion Summary: Marvin Rowell was arrested for public intoxication and brought to the Muskogee County Jail in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In response to Rowell’s uncooperative conduct during processing, Jail officials decided to move him from t...

Mosher v. Herrell
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8073
Scalia v. Wynnewood Refining  
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9533

Justia Opinion Summary: After a boiler exploded at a refinery, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the refinery’s owner, Wynnewood Refining Co., LLC, for violating 29 C.F.R. section 1910.119, which set forth requireme...

Zamarripa-Castaneda v. Barr
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9565
Bickford v. Hensley
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5092
Palzer v. Cox Oklahoma Telcom
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5094
Rhea v. Apache Corporation
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7000
United States v. Hill
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1018
Ziankovich v. Large
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1030
Hardin v. Pruitt
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1201
Villegas v. Barr
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9588
Robinson v. Adame
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1325
Aurelio v. Corrections Corporation
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1362
Mulcahy v. Aspen/Pitkin County Housing
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1387
United States v. Ramsey
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3289
Sanchez v. Jacques
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1253
United States v. Garcia
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5071
United States v. Jefferson
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8042
Speidell v. United States  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1214

Justia Opinion Summary: The Appellants objected to the IRS’s attempts to collect and audit information about their marijuana-related business practices, arguing: (1) the IRS investigation was quasi-criminal, exceeded the Agency’s authority, and...

United States v. Miller  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2156

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Eldon Miller challenged his sentence entered upon a guilty plea to one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. The charges arose out of Miller’s operation of a motor vehicle while intoxic...

United States v. Perea  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2160

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, a federal grand jury indicted Defendant Martin Perea on nine counts of production of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. In 2016, Defendant produced a report by Dr. Alexander Par...

United States v. Oldman  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8023

Justia Opinion Summary: Arapaho James Oldman and Matthew Whiteplume severely beat Charles Dodge III. One of them cut his throat. Dodge died from blunt-force trauma and/or sharp-force injuries. Oldman was convicted by jury of first-degree murder...

Eby v. Peterson
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2064
Clemmons v. Davies
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3118
Ashford v. Crow
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6077
Kilman v. Williams
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1476
United States v. Ruiz
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2175
Eagar v. Drake
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4057
McIntosh v. Pruitt
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7054
Strepka v. Thompson
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1441
United States v. Donovan
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6167
Velayo v. Fox
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3143
United States v. Greenley
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3152
United States v. Mills
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1472
United States v. Siebert
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3267
Christ Ctr Divine Philosophy v. Elam
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6186
Real-Mendoza v. Barr
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9552
Zarza-Escamilla v. Barr
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9575
Adams v. Matevousian
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1273
Kerr v. Polis
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1192
SEC v. American Pension Services
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4114
United States v. Pacheco-Espinoza
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2186
Bird v. West Valley City
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4050
Robinson v. Rimex
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8037
DeHerrera v. Kozak
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8066
Payton v. Ballinger
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3101
McGee v. Corizon
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3111
United States v. Douglas
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5064
Hubbard v. Nestor
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1399
United States v. Quezada-Lara
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2200
Arnold v. Gonzalez
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1393
United States v. Cruz  
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2127

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Jose Jesus Cruz entered a conditional guilty plea to possession of heroin with intent to distribute and to possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. Cruz appealed the district court’s d...

Sweet v. Corporation of the Presiding
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4112
Strain v. Regalado  
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5071

Justia Opinion Summary: Pretrial detainee Thomas Pratt exhibited alcohol withdrawal symptoms while in a county jail. Healthcare providers diagnosed and treated Pratt’s symptoms, but their course of treatment proved ineffective. Plaintiff Faye S...

United States v. Koch  
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8034

Justia Opinion Summary: Daniel Koch pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography. The district court sentenced him to a twenty-year term of incarceration, to be followed by a ten-year term of supervised release. Without objection, the distric...

Nelson v. Walzl
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1180
Hunter v. Williams
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1307
United States v. Shaw
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6052
Leatherwood v. Braggs
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6106
Scott v. Cary
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1464
United States v. Palillero
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2111
United States v. Ockert
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3049
Crosby v. True
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1284
Moya v. City of Clovis
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2001
Garcia v. Schnurr
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3287
Johnson v. OK-DOC Board of Corrections
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5105
Langston v. CIR
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9002
Shields v. Cline
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3127
United States v. Ewing
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5005
Harris v. Pacheco
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8011
Baca v. Colorado Department of State
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1173
Crosby v. True
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1288
Spruill v. Braggs
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6009
United States v. Billy
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7001
United States v. Chavez  
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 17-8096

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Randolfo Librado Chavez, Jr. was convicted by jury of two counts of distributing methamphetamine. His appeal of those convictions centered on the district court’s admission into evidence of three tran...

Dunn v. Smith
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2208
Sanderson v. Wyoming Highway Patrol  
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8025

Justia Opinion Summary: Delsa Brooke Sanderson brought three claims against her employer, Wyoming Highway Patrol (“WHP”), under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Two of those claims were brought before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal...

United States v. De Luna
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1017
United States v. Abouselman  
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2164

Justia Opinion Summary: The Pueblos of Jemez, Santa Ana, and Zia resided along the Jemez River at a time when their lands passed from Spanish to Mexican sovereignty, and finally to the United States. In 1983, the United States initiated a water...

Derrick v. Standard Nutrition Company
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2120
Molina-Solorzano v. Martin
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6061
Ameen v. Clayton
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6084
Barela v. Martin
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8016
United States v. Ybarra
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2142
Castanon v. Cathey
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6141
United States v. Swan
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8068
United States v. Mann
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5029
United States v. Haynes
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6011
United States v. Ansberry  
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1048

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant David Ansberry attempted to detonate a bomb in front of the Nederland, Colorado police station. He pled guilty to use or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against a person or property in the United...

United States v. Briscoe
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3261
Carson v. Golz
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1242
United States v. Traywicks
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6173
United States v. Lawson
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6001
Marks v. Colorado Dept. of Corrections
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1114
Aubrey v. Koppes  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1153

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Kimberly Aubrey worked for the Weld County, Colorado, Clerk and Recorder’s office. She became unable to work for a time due to posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (“PRES”), a rare condition characteriz...

Wind v. United States Incorporated
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1222
Smith v. PacerMonitor
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5042
Alabassi v. T.I.B. Insurance Brokers
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1183
Matias-Martinez v. Williams
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1249
United States v. United Park City Mines Company
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4110
Fedor v. United Healthcare  
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2066

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Dana Fedor appealed a district court’s order compelling her to arbitrate employment-related claims she brought against her former employer, UnitedHealthcare, Inc. (UHC), and United Healthcare Services...

Carter v. Spirit Aerosystems
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3228
Berry v. Whitten
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6066
United States v. Thomas
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1209
CGC Holding Company v. Hutchens  
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1014

Justia Opinion Summary: The class’s version of events painted the Hutchenses as cunning con artists who "puppeteered" a advance-fee loan scam from afar. Defendants Sandy Hutchens, Tanya Hutchens, and Jennifer Hutchens, a three-member family who...

United States v. Purvis
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3003
United States v. Delgado-Lopez  
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3113

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Christian Delgado-Lopez pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine or a mixture containing methamphetamine. He appealed the district court’s denial of a "minor-role" reduction under Uni...

Donahue v. Kansas Board of Education
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3180
Brown v. Flowers  
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7011

Justia Opinion Summary: Brittney Brown brought a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against Roger Flowers, who at the time was a jailer at the Pontotoc County Justice Center; she alleged he raped her while she was a pretrial detainee. Flowers moved for summ...

United States v. Myers
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5028
Allman v. Barr
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1460
United States v. Begay  
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Patrick Begay assaulted a man in the Navajo Nation with a baseball bat and a knife. The crime thus occurred in Indian country, within the boundaries of the reservation. Both Begay and the victim were...

United States v. Goodman
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8008
Gamboa Chavira v. Barr
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9556
United States v. Ahmed
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4092
MacIntyre v. JP Morgan Chase Bank
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1290
Hackford v. The State of Utah
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4093
United States v. Bates
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7061
Crosby v. True
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1221
Mglej v. Garfield County  
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4015

Justia Opinion Summary: A Garfield County, Utah, sheriff’s deputy, defendant Raymond Gardner, challenged the district court’s decision to deny him qualified immunity from Plaintiff Matthew Mglej’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims stemming from Gardner’s...

United States v. Brown  
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7039

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Dymond Brown appealed an amended judgment reducing his sentence pursuant to section 404 of the First Step Act of 2018, 132 Stat. 5194. At his original sentencing in 2007, the district court sentenced Brown as a...

Turcios v. U.S. Secretary, DHS
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9549
Aposhian v. Barr
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4036
Landon v. Blumer
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1123
United States v. Madrid-Mendoza
Date: September 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2105
Baca v. Department of Army  
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9536

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2018, petitioner Larry Baca was removed from his position in the Directorate of Public Works at the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Baca sought review of this decision by the Merit Systems P...

Berg v. Gedo
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4046
Emmett v. Armstrong  
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8078

Justia Opinion Summary: While responding to a report of a fight at an Elks Club in Greybull, Wyoming, Officer Shannon Armstrong arrested Morgan Emmett for interfering with a peace officer. To effectuate the arrest, Armstrong tackled Emmett then...

United States v. Channon (Brandi)  
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2028

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, a married couple, opened numerous rewards accounts at OfficeMax using fictitious names and addresses. They fraudulently claimed other customers’ purchases as their own to generate undeserved rewards through O...

McGee v. Lawless
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3276
Bertolo v. Lind
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1081
Moore v. Williams
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1171
Robinson v. State of New Mexico
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2036
McDaniel v. Navient Solutions  
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1445

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-appellees Byron and Laura McDaniel claimed they discharged some private student loans in their Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Defendant-Appellant Navient Solutions, LLC (“Navient”), the loans’ creditor, moved to dismi...

Makeen Investment Group v. State of Colorado
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1271
McCoy v. Meyers
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3197
Ngiendo v. Pep-KU
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3239
United States v. Stiger
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5073
McCraw v. City of Oklahoma City  
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6008

Justia Opinion Summary: Oklahoma City Ordinance 25,777 prohibited standing, sitting, or remaining for most purposes on certain medians. Plaintiffs were Oklahoma City residents, a minority political party in Oklahoma, and an independent news org...

United States v. Gomez
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6155
Wingfield v. Jaques
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1120
United States v. Garcia
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1160
Fawley v. Jablonski
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2032
Dunn v. NENMDF
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2077
United States v. Arthurs
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6068
Doe v. School District Number 1
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1293
Quintana v. Santa Fe County Board of Comm.  
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2039

Justia Opinion Summary: Ricardo Ortiz died in 2016 while in the custody of the Sante Fe Adult Detention Facility (ADF). Ortiz’s personal representatives sued multiple individual ADF affiliates, alleging state claims under the New Mexico Tort Cl...

Holmes v. Town of Silver City
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2169
United States v. Bailey  
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5069

Justia Opinion Summary: A federal grand jury indicted Defendant Melvin Bailey, III, on four counts of Hobbs Act robbery, four counts of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and one count of Hobbs Act conspiracy....

Tenison v. Byrd
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6016
Earles v. Cleveland
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6157
Travis v. United States
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1126
Bingley v. Whitten
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7017
Interstate Fire & Casualty Co. v. Apartment Mgmt Consultants
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8058
Davis v. Schnurr
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3048
Petersen v. MetLife Long Term Care
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4067
Jaquez-Estrada v. Barr
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9569
Walters v. Stevens, Littman, Biddison  
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1206

Justia Opinion Summary: Eric Wagenknecht and his wife, Susan Colbert, filed for relief under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code in January 2016 (the “Petition Date”). The case was converted to Chapter 7 in April 2017. Jared Walters was appointed...

Kansas Natural Resource v. United States Dept of Interior  
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3108

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Kansas Natural Resource Coalition (“KNRC”) sought an order to enjoin the United States Department of the Interior (“DOI”) to submit its rules to Congress, pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (“CRA”), befor...

Heddlesten v. Crow
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6102
United States v. Mobley  
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3122

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2014, a pregnant Bogdana Alexandrovna Osipova took her young son and daughter to Russia, leaving behind ongoing divorce proceedings in Kansas. By doing so, Osipova deprived Brian Mobley, her soon-to-be ex-husban...

Estrada-Ortega v. Barr
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9563
Pascarelli v. Marriott International
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8004
Millard v. Rankin  
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1333

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellees David Millard, Eugene Knight, and Arturo Vega challenged the constitutionality of Colorado’s Sex Offender Registration Act (CSORA). The district court held CSORA was unconstitutional as applied to the...

United States v. Gonzalez-Hernandez
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1226
Auto-Owners Insurance Co. v. Bolt Factory Lofts Owners
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1233
Cox v. Wilson
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1353
SEC v. Management Solutions
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4090
Dutcher v. Bold Films
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4126
Macias-Guerrero v. Barr
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9514
United States v. Zarate-Suarez
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1203
United States v. Zarate-Suarez
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1203
Thiess v. City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1394
United States v. Meadows  
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4071

Justia Opinion Summary: Kimberly Meadows appealed a district court’s denial of her motion to suppress evidence obtained during a traffic stop, arguing that the officer’s stop was unreasonable because it was based on probable cause of a Utah equ...

United States v. Mannie  
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-6102, 19-6111

Justia Opinion Summary: To alleviate some of the impacts caused by the statutory sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and powder cocaine offenses, Congress passed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 (“2010 FSA”). In 2018, Congress passed the...

Medina v. Williams
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1193
South Wind Women's Center v. Stitt
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6055
Compania De Inversiones v. Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua  
Date: August 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1151

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties to this appeal were a Bolivian company, Compania de Inversiones Mercantiles S.A. (“CIMSA”), and Mexican companies known as Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. and GCC Latinoamerica, S.A. de C.V. (coll...

United States v. Rising
Date: August 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1279
Doe v. School District Number 1  
Date: August 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1293

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe appealed the dismissal of her Title IX claim against School District No. 1, Denver, Colorado (the District or DPS) for failure to state a claim. According to the complaint, a group of students began sexually har...

United States v. Price
Date: August 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3179
Sinclair Wyoming v. Infrassure  
Date: August 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8018

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, a fire caused the Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company to restrict operations for several months. It filed a claim with its eighteen insurers, including Infrassure, Ltd., which collectively provided Sinclair covera...

United States v. Muskett  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2123

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, defendant-appellant Donovan Muskett was indicted by grand jury, charged with four counts: assault with a dangerous weapon in Indian Country; aggravated burglary in Indian Country (based on New Mexico’s aggravat...

Hickey v. Brennan  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1317

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Lynda Hickey, a former employee of the United States Postal Service (“USPS”), filed a discrimination complaint against Defendant Megan Brennan, the Postmaster General of the USPS, in her official capacity. Defe...

SE Property Holdings v. Stewart  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6103

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Ruston Welch received approximately $350,000 in fees for representing David and Terry Stewart in their Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. This appeal stemmed from Welch's failure to disclose his fee arrangements...

Castanon v. Cathey  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6141

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs owned two horses registered to race, but state racing officials determined that the horses were ineligible. The owners sued, alleging denial of due process in disqualifying one of the horses. The district cour...

Barbecho-Cajamorca v. Barr
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9577
Hodson v. Reams
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1153
United States v. Harris
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5023
Bradin v. Thomas
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3093
United States v. May
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1204
United States v. Christian
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6037
Vargas v. Williams
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1192
Lynn v. Willnauer
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3166
Courtney v. Pettigrew
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5049
United States v. Toki
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 17-4153
Craft Smith v. EC Design  
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4087

Justia Opinion Summary: Since 2007, EC Design, LLC, sold its popular personal organizer, the LifePlanner. In 2015, Craft Smith, Inc., wanting to enter the personal-organizer market, reached out to EC Design about a possible collaboration. EC De...

United States v. Fisher
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4096
Asprey v. Northern Wyoming Community
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8056
United States v. Jones
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8014
Bethel v. Berkshire Hathaway
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1262
United States v. Dahda (Los)
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3097
Headman v. Hansen
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4035
Cejka v. Vectrus Systems Corporation
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1439
United States v. Fields
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2081
Robinson v. Barrett
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6150
United States v. Coombs
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8036
Stoops v. Larson
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1065
United States v. Eads
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8026
Mehdipour v. Whitten
Date: August 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6030
American Petroleum Institute v. United States Dept. Interior
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8070
Neilsen v. McElderry
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1318
Hume v. People of the State of CO
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1179
Rodriguez v. Amtrak
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2053
Jensen v. West Jordan City  
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 17-4173

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Aaron Jensen sued defendant-appellees West Jordan City and Robert Shober for Title VII retaliation, First Amendment retaliation, malicious prosecution, and breach of contract. At trial, the jury retur...

Solidfx v. Jeppesen Sanderson
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1082
Zen Magnets v. Consumer Product Safety  
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1168

Justia Opinion Summary: Zen Magnets, LLC's small rare-earth magnets were shiny and smooth, resembling candies that commonly garnish cookies and desserts. The appearance sometimes leads young children to put the magnets in their mouths. Older ch...

United States v. Cash
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7040
Galeano-Romero v. Barr  
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9585

Justia Opinion Summary: Reniery Adalberto Galeano-Romero sought review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision that denied both his application for cancellation of removal under 8 U.S.C.1229b(b)(1) and his motion to remand and reopen his cas...

United States v. Sears
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1042
Jackson v. Hudson
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3053
Blanchard v. Lampert
Date: August 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-8020
Brown v. Town of Valley Brook
Date: August 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6172
United States v. Krall
Date: August 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6178
United States v. Grado
Date: August 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2009
Foxfield Villa Associates v. Robben  
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3054

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from an attempt to hold Defendant Paul Robben liable for securities fraud. Various Plaintiffs alleged that Robben fraudulently induced them to purchase ownership interests in a Kansas limited liabilit...

United States v. Hamilton
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5124
Landowners United Advocacy v. Cordova
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1126
Ball v. United States  
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1161

Justia Opinion Summary: Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on June 12, 2016, Sarah Ball was killed when the car in which she was a passenger drove off United States Forest Service Road 456.1A and over an earthen mound before falling into an abandoned min...

Johnson v. Barr  
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9550

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Everett Johnson, a citizen of the Bahamas, became a United States permanent resident in 1977. But in 2016, he pleaded guilty to possessing a schedule II controlled substance in violation of Colorado law. Soon...

Lay v. Oklahoma DOC
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6038
Estate of Joseph Valverde v. Dodge  
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1255

Justia Opinion Summary: Denver Police Sergeant Justin Dodge fatally shot Joseph Valverde after he saw Valverde pull out a gun as a SWAT team arrived to arrest him after an undercover drug transaction. Plaintiff Isabel Padilla, as personal repre...

United States v. Kayarath
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3086
United States v. Miller
Date: July 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-7059
Maehr v. United States
Date: July 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1335
United States v. Wood
Date: July 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1477
Jones v. Warden, USP-Leavenworth
Date: July 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3264
Stokes v. United States  
Date: July 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7034

Justia Opinion Summary: An employee of a federally supported health center failed to properly administer a drug to Alexis Stokes while she gave birth to Baby Stokes. As a result, Baby Stokes suffered from “cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegi...

United States v. Crosby
Date: July 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3078
United States v. Mier-Garces  
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1085

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Edgar Mier-Garces was separately charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances in both the Western District of Texas and the District of Colorado. After pleading guilty in Texas, Mier-Ga...

United States v. Lozado  
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1222

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Gregory Lozado appealed the district court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion to vacate his sentence. Lozado was tried by jury and convicted of possessing ammunition as a previously convicted felon. The Pres...

Bunn v. Perdue  
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2138

Justia Opinion Summary: In January 2011, plaintiff-appellant Virgin Bunn was hired for a one-year probationary period as a human resources assistant at the United States Forest Service’s (“USFS”) Albuquerque Service Center. Ten months into the...

United States v. Stein
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3043
United States v. Friedman
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4127
Routt v. Hansford
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5067
Lolar v. Crow
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5084
Reavis v. Frost  
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7042

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented for the Tenth Circuit's review in this matter involved a police traffic stop that ended with the tragic death of the motorist. In 2016, Okfuskee County Sheriff Deputy Blake Frost shot and killed James...

United States v. Mathisen
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8038
Recinos-Martinez v. Barr
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9560
Malik v. Barr
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9586
United States v. Gieswein
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6048
United States v. DeWald
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6067
United States v. Gehrmann  
Date: July 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1145

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, two chiropractors, defendant-appellant Dr. Thomas Forster Gehrmann, Jr., and Dr. Eric Carlson, opened Atlas Chiropractic Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They hired a newly graduated chiropractor, Dr. John...

Joritz v. Gray-Little
Date: July 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3078
M. v. Premera Blue Cross  
Date: July 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4098

Justia Opinion Summary: The parents of a teenage girl (L.M.) sued Premera Blue Cross under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), claiming improper denial of medical benefits. L.M. experienced mental illness since she was a young...

Macklin v. Dowling
Date: July 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6153
Miller v. Goodyear
Date: July 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7044
Parker v. Crow
Date: July 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5057
Vazirabadi v. Denver Public Schools
Date: July 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1245
Clark v. Unified School Dist. No. 287
Date: July 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3234
Brown v. Unified School District No 501
Date: July 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3252
United States v. Carrillo-Hernandez
Date: July 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3190
Tso v. Murray
Date: July 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1021
Wyles v. Brady
Date: July 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1142
Millbrook v. Matevousian
Date: July 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1423
Trujillo v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: July 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2088
Reyes-Luevanos v. Barr
Date: July 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9545
Acosta-Pena v. Barr
Date: July 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9557
Zahourek Systems v. Balanced Body University  
Date: July 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1300

Justia Opinion Summary: These appeals involves a sculptural work called “the Maniken,” which portrays the human body. The defendant, Balanced Body University, bought several Manikens and used them to advertise and instruct students on human ana...

Frappied v. Affinity Gaming Black Hawk  
Date: July 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1063

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs alleged defendant Affinity Gaming Black Hawk, LLC (“Affinity”) terminated them on the basis of age and sex. They brought disparate impact and disparate treatment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...

Piston v. Transamerica Capital
Date: July 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1123
Stuart v. Erickson Living Management
Date: July 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1444
Wilson v. Schnurr
Date: July 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3245
United States v. De Jesus
Date: July 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1043
United States v. Cook
Date: July 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2037
United States v. Jackson
Date: July 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3050
Contreras v. Dona Ana County Board
Date: July 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2176
United States v. Moses  
Date: July 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6036

Justia Opinion Summary: Jimmie Moses plead guilty to a federal firearm charge after the district court denied his motion to suppress evidence uncovered in a search conducted on his property in Norman, Oklahoma. The search was intended to uncove...

Magana Arias v. Barr
Date: July 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9541
Knox v. Sharp
Date: July 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7016
Blatchley v. St. Anthony Summit Med. Center
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1231
Martinez v. United States
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1140
United States v. Askew
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1453
United States v. Roibal-Bradley
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2194
United States v. Holly
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3079
United States v. Carey
Date: July 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-7064
United States v. Bowen
Date: July 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1462
Gobert v. Newton-Embry
Date: July 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6159
United States v. Springer
Date: July 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5000
Juarez v. Barr
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9577
Valentine v. PNC Financial Services
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1007
Quintana v. Trani
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1195
Giles v. Alto Partners
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1381
Valentine v. PNC Financial Services
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1466
United States v. Cortez
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2058
United States v. Reyes-Moreno  
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-2058, 19-2059

Justia Opinion Summary: After a routine traffic stop in New Mexico led to Raquel Cortez and Josefina Reyes-Moreno’s indictment for conspiring to transport undocumented aliens, both defendants jointly moved to suppress evidence based on Fourth a...

Channon v. Tavanger
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2192
Lynn v. McCurrie
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3090
Bethscheider v. Westar Energy
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3243
Jenkins v. Crow
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5083
United States v. Beasley
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3019
United States v. Beasley
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3022
United States v. Wilson
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3030
United States v. Vanduker
Date: July 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4021
Meadows v. Allied Pilots Association
Date: July 13, 2020
Docket Number: 15-4139
Canyon Springs at Soaring v. Country Mutual Insurance Co.
Date: July 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1386
Larrabee v. Williams
Date: July 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1092
United States v. Wyatt  
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1135

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Richard Wyatt challenged two convictions for conspiring with others to deal in firearms without a federal firearms license. The Government conceded that the district court erred in failing to instruct the jury...

United States v. Madrid
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2060
Rajala v. Spencer Fane  
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3226

Justia Opinion Summary: Eric Rajala, the bankruptcy trustee for Generation Resources Holding Company, LLC, initiated separate adversary proceedings against Spencer Fane LLP and Husch Blackwell LLP (collectively, “the firms”) to recover legal fe...

Garman v. Colby
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4109
United States v. Jenkins
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6014
Ramos v. Barr
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9549
Hu v. Barr
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9580
Hurt v. Dowling
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5009
Shields v. Smith
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6000
United States v. Rhoades
Date: July 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1263
Masterson v. Nationstar Mortgage
Date: July 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4146
Taylor v. State of Utah
Date: July 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4038
USAA Casualty Insurance v. Calderon
Date: July 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2115
United States v. Ortiz-Hernandez
Date: July 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2157
Wilson v. Textron Aviation
Date: July 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3160
Al-Ali v. The Church of Jesus Christ
Date: July 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4102
Manna v. Phillips 66 Company
Date: July 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5064
Esteban-Marcos v. Barr
Date: July 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9561
American Fidelity Assurance v. Bank of New York Mellon
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6210
United States v. Young
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6221
Boulder County Commissioners v. Suncor Energy  
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1330

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Tenth Circuit's review centered on whether federal court was the proper forum for a suit filed in Colorado state court by local governmental entities for the global warming-related d...

United States v. Mota
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2177
Saleh v. Kimo
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1094
Saleh v. Cimino and Denham
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1095
Delaney v. Thompson
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3001
Kimes v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: July 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2144
Kapinski v. City of Albuquerque  
Date: July 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2149

Justia Opinion Summary: Anthony Kapinski shot and killed two men for which he was arrested and prosecuted for murder. But at trial, the jury found him not guilty on the basis of self-defense. Trial evidence included video surveillance footage o...

Evans v. Heimgartner
Date: July 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3255
Souza v. Thurston
Date: July 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4002
United States v. Cantu  
Date: July 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6043

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Francisco Cantu, Jr. appeals the enhancement of his sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA). Although he failed to preserve his challenge to the enhancement in district court, the enhancement was pl...

Cary v. Goodrich
Date: July 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1112
Woods v. Hrabe
Date: July 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3080
United States v. Barrera-Landa  
Date: July 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4044

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal involved the relationship between the detention and release provisions of two statutes: the Bail Reform Act (BRA), 18 U.S.C. sections 3141-3156, and the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. section...

Sierra Club v. EPA  
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9507

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Tenth Circuit's review involved an interpretation of an environmental regulation addressing the renewal of permits under Title V of the Clean Air Act. The statute and accompanying re...

Moreno-Lopez v. Barr
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9584
Bauder v. Fudge
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6162
Juarez-Morales v. Barr
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9571
Wise v. Hansen
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1172
Shepard v. DOVA
Date: July 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1313
Eccleston v. United States
Date: July 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2043
Christensen v. Taylor
Date: June 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4139
United States v. Guevara-Guevara
Date: June 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3017
Magluta v. Daniels
Date: June 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1130
Harris v. Janes
Date: June 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3191
Wu v. Bernhardt
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2068
United States v. Davis
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6146
Artur v. Barr
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-9537
Aragon v. Williams
Date: June 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1188
Knox v. Sharp
Date: June 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-7014
United States v. Trujillo
Date: June 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1351
United States v. Pena  
Date: June 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2050

Justia Opinion Summary: Tommy Peña was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico of conspiracy to commit a carjacking, carjacking and aiding and abetting, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to...

Garcia v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: June 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6107